CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.
MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea. @goodreads
They freaking killed one of my favorite characters. And NO, I'm not saying who, but I certainly want to kill them all!
So, Jonas is still bumbling around getting a few things done here and there. But mostly getting saved by Lysandra and a new character named Olivia.
Magnus and Cleo are off in another place where Magnus is sitting the throne since that's what Prince's do and such. Of course his father will probably kill him, but that's neither here nor there. I love Magnus and Cleo. I was on the fence with Magnus for some time but he has redeemed himself in this book! And Cleo is just the best ever!
Some things I wanted to happen did happen, at least it seemed like it happened. I will see in the next book.
Lucia has gone over to the dark side when she lost her love in the 3rd book. She's kicking around with some jerk named Kyan. He's a . . . <--- you thought I was going to tell you. Heh! He's an arse as well that needs to be hulk-smashed!
Some rather strange but good turn of events happened. Geez, this review is starting to sound like some rambling mystery that isn't making sense. But, I can't write a normal review when I can't spoil anything so deal with it.
And I can't believe that Lucia is . . . what's going to happen with that! Omg!
Oh and freaking Amara is worse than she was before. I can't stand her!!!!!!!!!!!! To the nth people! I mean she did have a sucky childhood because her people believe if royalty has a baby girl they should be killed. <--- Seriously! Good thing she has a wicked smart grandma. But even still, she's beyond hating on peeps and life and wanting it all. She might just get it all if people don't look out!
On to the next book on tiptoes. I think there are two more coming out after it so what all is going to freaking happen with all of those books! I think everyone and everything will be killed and then it will say THE END! I hope not!
Ooops, I was going to leave a couple of funny little excerpts to lighten the mood!
Even though Magnus believed this boy was well overdue for a painful death, he had to admit that Nic did occasionally amuse him. "You might do well to consider the possibility that I don't care what my father says," he said, taking another swig. "Just how long have you been drinking here tonight, Cassian?"
Nic waved his hand flippantly. "Long enough not to care what happens next. I should kill you now, really. Just stab you with this dinner knife. Until you're good and dead."
"Yes, well, the feeling is mutual. Now, shall we pick something worthy to drink tonight?"
"No wonder it's such a repulsive mess." Olivia shook her head. "Fine. Yes, I will make some fresh healing mud since it is a perfect substance to hold earth magic. First, I'll have to find a cow."
Jonas was too weak to fully express his impatience for her to start, but this was truly unexpected. "Why do you need a cow?"
"What do you think the mud is made from?" she asked, a glimmer of amusement in her emerald eyes. "Cow dung is a common ingredient in many earth magic concoctions."
She left the building without waiting for a response.
Jonas stared after her, stunned. "She means to heal me with cow dung."
Lysandra patted his good arm. "And you're going to let her."